(A) By April 1, of 2015 and March first of each year thereafter, a public or participating nonpublic secondary school or any public or participating private college, including a secondary school and an associated college operating an early college high school program, may submit to the chancellor of the Ohio board of regents and the superintendent of public instruction a request for a waiver of the requirements of the college credit plus program in accordance with section 3365.10 of the Revised Code. The request for waiver shall be submitted to the chancellor on the form and manner prescribed by the chancellor and superintendent, jointly.
(1) A request for waiver shall contain at a minimum the following information:
(a) Institutions seeking the waiver;
(b) An overview of the innovative programming seeking to be approved;
(c) The underrepresented student subgroup group that is the focus of the request;
(d) The goals of the program;
(e) An explanation of why a waiver is necessary to meet the goals of the innovative program;
(f) The qualifications and academic credentials of the individuals that would be administering and providing instruction in the program;
(g) The metrics that would be used to measure the progress and success of the program;
(h) The chancellor and superintendent may request additional information from the parties seeking the waiver.
(2) The chancellor shall post additional guidelines and any other pertinent information on the board of regents' website ohiohighered.org.
(3) The superintendent shall post additional guidelines and any other pertinent information on the department of education's website.
(B) A request for waiver submitted after the prescribed deadlines shall not be considered.
(C) A request for waiver approved by the chancellor and superintendent of public instruction shall be in effect for one academic year unless specifically approved for a longer duration.
(D) Decisions to approve request for waiver are at the sole discretion of the chancellor and superintendent of public instruction and are final.